The Defendant had been previously convicted of a DUI. During the previous DUI case, the Defendant entered a Plea in Absentia, inasmuch as he left the country for work. The Court sentenced the Defendant to probation, DUI School and substance abuse counseling. The Client could not locate an English speaking counseling facility in his new home town and failed to complete this condition. The probation officer issued a Violation of Probation Warrant for not fulfilling the court ordered requirements.
RESULT: The Defense provided the State with documentation proving the Client’s efforts to find a treatment facility. The Defense filed a Motion to Terminate Probation and prevailed. The Attorney persuaded the Judge to delete the counseling provision and RECALL the arrest warrant.